India have an edge over South Africa in Durban Test, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar believes that India's form in Durban will give South Africa a reason to be nervous ahead of the second and final Test of the series.

Updated: December 26, 2013 00:54 IST
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Former India skipper and NDTV cricket expert Sunil Gavaskar says that India have the upper hand ahead of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa in Durban.

"India will be more confident than South Africa ahead of the Durban Test. India have done well at Durban, so South Africa will be a little nervous," said Sunil Gavaskar to NDTV.

Gavaskar also felt that there was no need for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to tinker around with his team composition. (Durban Test preview)

"India must go in with six batsmen and one wicketkeeper. There is no need to make any changes in the bowling," he said.

Talking about Jacques Kallis' decision to retire after the India series, Gavaskar said he was very much surprised by Kallis' call.

"To be very honest, his decision to retire has surprised me," he said.

When a veteran like Kallis decides to quit, comparisons with legends of different eras are bound to crop up. Gavaskar, however, has said that he would not do that, while reacting to the parallels being drawn between the South African veteran and West Indian legend Sir Garfield Sobers.

"I would not compare Jacques Kallis with Sir Garfield Sobers or any other players from different eras," Gavaskar said. (Kallis to quit Tests after India series)

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